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Teeth Whitening – Waverly, IA

Reveal Your Youthful, Rejuvenated Smile

Years of living really take a toll on the appearance of your smile. We all know that a daily coffee habit or smoking can especially lead to dingy teeth -- but the truth is that most people will experience darkening tooth enamel with age, no matter what they eat or drink. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening treatments erase the signs of age by revealing your youthful, rejuvenated smile. To learn more about this cosmetic dental service, including what the treatment process looks like, keep reading or reach out to us to schedule a consultation!

Why Choose Smiley Family Dentistry for Teeth Whitening?

  • Top-Rated Dental Office
  • Dentist Who Trained at the Dawson Dental Academy
  • Affordable Financial Solutions

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Teeth whitening at Smiley Family Dentistry can improve the appearance of natural teeth that have been affected by the following issues:

  • Staining related to coffee, red wine, or other highly pigmented foods and beverages
  • Tobacco stains
  • Teeth that appear yellow as a result of poor dental hygiene
  • An overall dingy look from years of regular use

Patients whose dental staining is a result of excessive fluoride exposure or the use of certain medications (especially tetracycline) may not see results from teeth whitening. If that’s the case for you, then we will review the other smile-enhancing services available to you, like veneers, to ensure that you still leave our office with your dream smile.

How Does Take-Home Teeth Whitening Work?

Closeup of patient's smile before and after teeth whitening

We know there’s no shortage of over-the-counter whitening options available today, but Dr. Jonathan Smiley likes to remind patients that they should always trust their teeth to the professionals who know what’s best. After he conducts an oral exam and determines that teeth whitening is good for your specific case, you’ll be given everything you need to whiten your teeth from home, including customized application trays and high-grade gel. You’ll use them for a specific amount of time each day and, before you know it, you’ll have a noticeably whiter smile!

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

Man in white shirt smiling while brushing his teeth

Sadly, even professional teeth whitening treatments don’t keep the stains away forever. The best way to keep your pearly whites bright and beautiful is by implementing the following best practices:

  • Brushing your teeth after each meal
  • Flossing and rinsing with mouthwash each evening
  • Avoiding smoking and other unhealthy dental habits
  • Using a straw when drinking coffee and other dark-colored beverages
  • Getting a dental checkup and teeth cleaning twice a year
  • Eating light-colored foods, like plain yogurt and oatmeal